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There's Another Republican Running for President

CIA veteran Evan McMullin to launch bid as independent: reports

(Newser) - Evan McMullin, an anti-Trump Republican, is launching a third-party bid Monday, reports BuzzFeed . “It’s never too late to do the right thing, and America deserves much better than either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton can offer us," McMullin said in a statement to ABC News. "I... More »

3rd-Party Candidates Debate in Chicago

Johnson, Stein, Anderson, Goode offer alternative platforms

(Newser) - Four longshot candidates for president debated in Chicago last night, and they found plenty to agree on. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson discussed foreign policy, drug legalization, climate change, and civil rights in the debate... More »

Larry King Moderating 3rd-Party Debate

4 candidates will meet next week

(Newser) - The third-party presidential candidates snagged a pretty well-known host for their debate next week: Larry King. King will moderate a debate between Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson on Oct. 23 in Chicago, the Los Angeles ... More »

The Third-Party Movement Is Dead—as Is Our System

Dana Milbank on why Americans Elect failed

(Newser) - Americans Elect , the movement to select a third-party presidential candidate, started off so ambitiously, hoping to fix our broken two-party system by recruiting someone exciting to challenge President Obama and the eventual GOP nominee. The only problem? No one on its massive "dream team" of potential candidates—people... More »

Will Olympia Snowe Join Third-Party Ticket?

Sounds like she could be a candidate for Americans Elect: Jonathan Chait

(Newser) - What's Olympia Snowe up to? Her surprise decision to retire from the Senate came with what Jonathan Chait at New York magazine sees as an "unusually specific" statement about her desire to try to fix DC's partisan ways. "I intend to help give voice to my... More »

Gary Johnson Launches Third-Party Bid

Former NM governor will seek Libertarian nomination

(Newser) - Gary Johnson formally launched his bid to run for president as the Libertarian candidate today, declaring himself "liberated" and fed up with the "elitist media organizations" that largely ignored his attempt to run as a Republican, reports CNN . "I'm a Libertarian in belief," said the... More »

McCain Predicts 'Fed-Up Party'

He may be most prominent politician so far to float the idea

(Newser) - Some have called for a third political party, and you can add John McCain to the list of people who think one will emerge. He first brought up the possibility last year, but yesterday his forecast got even sharper. "Unless both parties change, then I think that it'... More »

It's Time for a Third Party

Because these parties suck, Matt Miller observes

(Newser) - Take a gander at the political landscape, and odds are you won’t like your choices. You might, like Matt Miller of the Washington Post , start asking things like, “Why doesn’t the president propose measures equal to the scale of our challenges?” or “Why can’t Republicans... More »

Conditions Right for a New Ross Perot

An independent candidate might do some damage in 2012: Steve Kornacki

(Newser) - Not that it necessarily will happen, but today's political climate is more favorable to a Ross-Perot-type of independent candidate than it has been for quite a while, writes Steve Kornacki at Salon . Three key conditions that help: an incumbent president (check), a lousy economy (big check), and a nominee... More »

Palin Won't Rule Out Third-Party Run

No need if GOP 'gets back' to conservative base, but she'll see

(Newser) - Sarah Palin might just consider running for president in 2012 on a third-party ticket if the GOP doesn’t get its conservative bona fides back in order. Of course, “if the Republican party gets back to that base, I think our party is going to be stronger and there's... More »

Paul Undorses McCain, Obama

Texan calls for strong third-party protest vote

(Newser) - Ron Paul wants you to vote for a third-party candidate, CNN reports. The failed Republican presidential wannabe doesn’t particularly care whether you back Ralph Nader, Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney, or Chuck Baldwin—all of whom are declared candidates—but he had no kind words for John McCain or Barack... More »

Barr Set for Libertarians

Ex-Republican nabs nomination, names running mate

(Newser) - Bob Barr won the Libertarian nomination yesterday, beating scientist Mary Ruwart 324-276 after six rounds of voting. The former GOP congressman from Georgia then swiftly named fifth-round dropout Wayne Allyn Root as his vice-presidential choice. Former Democratic candidate Mike Gravel, meanwhile, dropped out in the fourth round. More »

Nader Begins White House Bid

Dems intend full-court press to keep potential spoiler off the ballot

(Newser) - Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, whose third-party candidacy many thought handed George W. Bush the presidency in 2000, announced this morning that he will again make a bid for the White House, reports MSNBC. In a Meet the Press interview, he cited America's fatigue with mainstream parties and his belief that... More »

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